Nick DeRiso is UCR's assistant managing editor. He was named columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and Louisiana Sports Writers Association during a lengthy career in the newspaper industry, and previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
November 2021 New Music Releases
The Black Friday edition of Record Store Day returns with another round of exclusive goodies for vinyl lovers.
35 Years Ago: David Byrne Celebrates Weirdness in ‘True Stories’
Talking Heads frontman's directorial debut was a salute to every-day oddballs and quaint traditions.
50 Years Ago: Sly and the Family Stone Splinter on ‘Family Affair’
This was their first new song in almost two years and their third No. 1 single. What it wasn't, however, was a family affair.
40 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Rescue ‘Start Me Up’ From Obscurity
Nearly half a decade passed before they wisened up.
Hear Eric Clapton’s Latest Protest Song, ‘This Has Gotta Stop’
He's still frustrated, but new single moves beyond recent lockdown-related complaints.
Doobie Brothers Albums Ranked Worst to Best
They remain an intriguing dichotomy of a band.
Yes Update Songwriting Credits After Geoff Downes’ Tape Mix-Up
Mislabeled old work reel inadvertently included music from Curved Air cofounder Francis Monkman.
Hear Yes’ First New Song Without Chris Squire, ‘The Ice Bridge’
Climate change-themed track will kick off their upcoming album 'The Quest.'
August 2021 New Music Releases
The month is capped by a pair of key 50th-anniversary reissues, but there's new stuff to get excited about, too.
The Most Underrated Song on Each LP by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
On more than one occasion, the Rolling Stones were strengthened by the duo's time away.
The Most Underrated Song From Each Glenn Frey and Don Henley LP
Unlike solo output from other ex-members of huge bands, they didn't typically resort to wan attempts at recapturing former glories.
30 Years Ago: Bonnie Raitt Builds on Her Comeback With ‘Luck of the Draw’
She'd come a long way yet still had something to prove.